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Quick Connect Express for AD 5.6 - Administrator Guide

Installing Quick Connect Express for AD Working with Active Directory Working with an AD LDS (ADAM) instance Working with Lync Server Working with Exchange Server

Communication ports required to synchronize data between two AD domains

Working with Active Directory > Communication ports required to synchronize data between two AD domains

When Synchronizing data between two Active Directory domains, One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine uses the following ports to access domain controllers in the domains:

 

Table 3: Required communication ports

Port

Protocol

Type of traffic

Direction of traffic

53

TCP/UDP

DNS

Inbound

88

TCP/UDP

Kerberos

Outbound

389

TCP/UDP

LDAP

Outbound

636

TCP

LDAP over SSL (LDAPS)

Outbound

Synchronizing user passwords between two AD domains

Working with Active Directory > Synchronizing user passwords between two AD domains

You can automatically synchronize user passwords from one Active Directory domain to the other by using One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory. The next procedure assumes that One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine is already connected to the source and target domains. For more information, see Creating an Active Directory connection.

To synchronize user passwords between two AD domains

  1. Install Capture Agent on all domain controllers in the source and target Active Directory domains.
  2. Use the pwdHash attribute to perform an initial synchronization of user passwords between the source and target domains:
    • Create a new or choose an existing provisioning or updating synchronization step for the source and target domains.
    • If you use an updating synchronization step, ensure that user objects in the source domain are properly mapped to their counterparts in the target domain. For more information on mapping objects, see the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine Administrator Guide.
    • In the provisioning or updating synchronization step, configure a rule to synchronize the pwdHash attribute value from the user objects in the source domain to their counterparts in the target domain.
    • Run the provisioning or updating synchronization step to perform an initial synchronization of user passwords from the source to the target domain.

    Step 2 allows you to synchronize user passwords only once. If you want to synchronize all subsequent password changes on a permanent basis, complete step 3.

  3. To synchronize all subsequent password changes from the source to the target domain, do one of the following:
    • Create a recurring run schedule for the synchronization step you configured in step 1 of this procedure. For instructions, see the section titled “Running a workflow automatically on a recurring schedule” in the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine Administrator Guide.
    • Configure a password sync rule to automate the password synchronization between the two Active Directory domains. For instructions, see the chapter titled “Automated password synchronization” in the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine Administrator Guide.

Synchronizing SID history of users or groups

Working with Active Directory > Synchronizing SID history of users or groups

You can use One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory to synchronize SID history between user or group objects in two Active Directory domains. For example, you can synchronize SID history when migrating users from one Active Directory domain to the other.

Before you start synchronizing SID history, consider the following:

  • To read SID data in the source Active Directory domain, you can use the sIDHistory or objectSid attribute.
  • To write SID data to the target Active Directory domain, always use the sIDHistory attribute.

To synchronize SID history of users or groups

  1. Install Capture Agent on all domain controllers in the source and target Active Directory domains you want to participate in the SID history synchronization.

    For instructions on how to install Capture Agent, see the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine Administrator Guide.

  2. Use the Specified domain controller option to connect One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to the source and target domains.

    For instructions on how to connect One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to an Active Directory domain, see Creating an Active Directory connection.

  3. Create a new or choose an existing provisioning or updating synchronization step for the source and target domains.

    If you use an updating synchronization step, ensure that user or group objects in the source domain are properly mapped to their counterparts in the target domain. For more information on mapping objects, see the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine Administrator Guide.

  4. Configure the synchronization step to do the following:
    • Read SID data in the source Active Directory domain. For this purpose, you can use the sIDHistory attribute or the objectSid attribute, or both.
    • Write SID data to the target Active Directory domain by using the sIDHistory attribute.

    To read attribute values in the source domain and write them to the target domain, you can configure attribute modification rules in your synchronization workflow step. For detailed instructions, see “Configuring rules to modify attribute values” in the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine Administration Guide.

  5. Run the created step to synchronize SID history.

Working with an AD LDS (ADAM) instance

Working with an AD LDS (ADAM) instance

This section explains how to create or modify a connection to an AD LDS (ADAM) instance so that One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory could work with data in that data system.

To create a connection to an AD LDS (ADAM) instance, you need to use One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine in conjunction with a special connector called AD LDS (ADAM) Connector. This connector is included in the One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory package.

The AD LDS (ADAM) Connector supports the following features:

 

Table 4: Supported features

Feature

Supported

Bidirectional synchronization

Allows you to read and write data in the connected data system.

Yes

Delta processing mode

Allows you to process only the data that has changed in the connected data system since the last synchronization operation, thereby reducing the overall synchronization operation time.

Yes

Password synchronization

Allows you to synchronize user passwords from an Active Directory domain to the connected data system.

Yes

In this section:

For instructions on how to rename a connection, delete a connection, synchronize passwords in a connected data system, or modify synchronization scope for a connection, see the Quick Connect Administrator Guide.

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